Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cordelia Comes West – The Story of Cordelia Eggleston Pond – Part II

Cordelia and Samuel joined Gideon and Sarah in their new cabin at Oak Grove in what is now Bloomington, Minnesota, in the summer of 1843. Little one-year-old Jennette fit right in with her four Pond cousins. Ruth was four years … Continue reading

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A Letter from Cordelia

Setting the Stage: One of the most rewarding results of having Dakota Soul Sisters on the Internet is the many contacts I’ve made with descendants of the women of the Dakota mission. One gentleman, who is known only as Major, … Continue reading

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Cordelia Comes West – The Story of Cordelia Eggleston Pond – Part I

On October 13, 1837, 21-year-old Cordelia Eggleston left her home in Stafford, New York, and headed west to join her sister, Julia and Julia’s family at Lake Harriet, Minnesota Territory. For Cordelia this was a great adventure, one that she’d … Continue reading

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